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Walnut Creek Wetland Center Renaming Celebration

Partners for Environmental Justice (PEJ) and the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) will host a celebration of the renaming of Southeast Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Wetland Center as the Norman & Betty Camp Education Center at Walnut Creek Wetland Park. The event also will honor the memory of Dr. Camp, who passed away Sept. 12 at the age of 84. The event will include the public release of a new short documentary film — How a Group of Dedicated Citizens Can Band Together to Create Positive Change in a Community — followed by live music and refreshments.

Global Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Conference Expo 2019

Linkin Science, welcomes you all to the “Global chemistry conference and expo 2019”, with the theme “Congregate new approaches in chemistry to unveil novel discoveries” which will be hosted in Valencia, Spain during march 25th-27th 2019.

20th Global Nephrologists Annual Meeting

Nephrologists 2019 conference is to ameliorate the knowledge, awareness, and education on Nephrology and Urology, leading to the discovery of Nephrology & Urology Therapies which aid to alleviate the human disease as it is the most significant emerging technology in the eyes of Medical, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Hospitals and Academia. Nephrologists 2019 is an excellent opportunity […]

Biomarkers 2018

To Whom It May Concern, please treat this communication as very important and need urgent acknowledgement. The purpose of this letter is to formally invite members  to attend as  speakers/delegates  for “12th World Congress on Biomarkers & Clinical Research” going to be held during October 03-04, 2018 Los Angeles, USA.Conference theme: “Latest advancements in the field […]

19th International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science and Engineering

3rd World Congress on Nano Science and Nano Technology is an international conference, which is going to held in Perth, Australia on May 13-14, 2019.  Conference Series LLC LTD invites all to its World’s Most Premier 3rd World congress on Nano Science and Nano Technology Conference 2019 which is going to be held in Perth, […]

22nd World Congress on Biotechnology

Biotechnology 2018 welcomes all to its 22nd World Congress on Biotechnology covering the Future Advancements in the Biotechnology industry professionals and academic communities worldwide. Biotechnology Conferences brings its major share of a delegation from the industry and the academia. The Biotechnology Conferences 2018 is a remarkable event in the field of Biotechnology. Biotechnology Events covers […]

Cosmetology and Beauty Expo

Lexis Conferences pleased to announce the upcoming event Cosmetology & Beauty 2019 at the Dubai City, United Arab Emirates.Extend a warm welcome to these events, which mirror the state-of-the-art in their respective fields, attract renowned experts from a broad range of cosmetology disciplines. Many of these conferences have earned preeminent status in their respective fields, […]

6th International Conference On Recent Challenges In Engineering And Technology (ICRCET-18)

To provide an opportunity to research scholars, delegates and students to interact and share their experience and knowledge in technology application. ICRCET-18 will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in Recent Challenges in Engineering Technology

International Conference on Biotechnology and Health Care

Conference series llc Ltd takes great pleasure and feels esteemed in welcoming the contributors over the globe to attend “International Convention on Biotechnology and Health Care”, December 06 – 07,2018 Hanoi, Vietnam, which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions. The theme of this Conference is “Exploring innovative solutions in biotech and healthcare […]

Science in the Movies: Happy birthday Frankenstein!

When: 7:00-8:30 PM, Thursday, April 19, 2018 Where: Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University Celebrate Frankenstein’s 200th birthday by exploring “Frankenfilms” in the latest installment of SCONC’s “Science in the Movies” series. We’ll be exploring the science and bioethics behind Dr. Frankenstein and his creation, as portrayed in cinema over the decades. Our panel […]

Come Celebrate Downtown Durham’s Science Transformation – Jan. 4

LaunchBio invites you to join them on January 4th  4-7 p.m. for Larger Than Life Science: History In The Making! Witness the transformation of the mighty Chesterfield building, a downtown Durham landmark at the corner of Main and Duke Streets. This former cigarette plant is now a life sciences research and commercialization hub. Get tips […]

Learn How to Shoot and Edit Video With Your Smartphone

Mobile Storytelling: How to Shoot and Showcase Video with Your Smartphone Join us for a hands-on professional development workshop with Emmy award-winning science communicator Rob Nelson. Nelson currently works as the director of Untamed Science, a nonprofit dedicated to making inspirational videos and content for the sciences. Learn how to shoot and edit video with your […]

SCONC Drink-n-Think #1 — Thursday, Nov. 9 in Durham

SCONC is announcing a new series called Drink-N-Think! For our first session, we’ll discuss “Slack and Spark: Online Community-Building Tools to Facilitate Communication and Collaboration” This will be a hands-on workshop exploring two software tools (Slack and Cisco Spark) which facilitate online communication and collaboration. There will also be time before and after the hands-on […]

Book Reading and Mixer in Raleigh, Tuesday, Sept. 26

Join us for a book reading and SCONC mixer on September 26 at 7 pm at at Quail Ridge Books. Our very own Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice will be sharing fun facts from her Book of Common Ants (Did you know that ants outnumber us a million to one? And they can carry 5,000 times their body […]

Periodic Tables in Durham – Art and Science

Durham’s science cafe, Periodic Tables, is back in business after a summer hiatus. The 2017-18 season kicks off with highly entertaining Duke Biologist Sönke Johnsen, who took a crooked path to becoming a scientist studying light, vision and camouflage in deep sea creatures. Come for the amazing photos, stay for the laughs. 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19 […]

Science in the Movies: Dinosaurs and Paleontologists  

Why is Hollywood so captivated by dinosaurs? How accurately are paleontologists portrayed on the silver screen? And, most importantly, what is the “lysine contingency”? Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Hollywood’s take on dinos (cinemasaurs?) from a panel of paleontologists and film scholars at “Science in the Movies: Dinosaurs and Paleontologists”. Join us […]

Inaugural SCONC Happy Hour! May 25, 2017

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Science Night at the Movies – April 13

SCONC is proud to present our third SCIENCE NIGHT AT THE MOVIES! 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13 Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, 308 Research Drive (FREE PARKING! under the Bryan Research Building. MAP) The theme this time is Mental Health and Mental Illness in the Movies Panelists include: Marsha Gordon – Professor of Film Studies at […]

Give Us a Piece of Your Mind, Maybe Win Some Swag

Just how many SCONCs are out there? What do you want from us? Now’s your chance to contribute to SCONC’s future by answering a few questions, sharing your thoughts, and entering your contact info for a chance to win some adorable swag. Please follow the link — it only takes a few minutes. […]

Baby SCONCs Testing Their Legs

We’re proud to announce nine new student members of SCONC, all students of the North Carolina School of Math and Science in Durham, who have produced a series of blog posts on Duke researchers for the Duke Research Blog.  NCSSM Dean of Science Amy Sheck, at right, leads this after-school elective on science communication. The posts […]

Fear and Resistance – Motorco in Durham, Dec. 13

Please join Duke’s Science and Society program for a double-header event!  Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7 – 8p.m. @Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham Periodic Tables: Car crashes! Death! Cancer! Crime! Things We Fear and How Science Can Help Fear continues to consume our daily lives: Fear of cancer, fear of crime, and other different […]

Science in the Movies: BUGS! !

Please join us for “BUGS: FEAR, FASCINATION AND FANTASY”, a free and open-to-the-public event at NC State University. 7 -8:30 p.m Tuesday, September 13th in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium at NC State University’s Centennial Campus This is the second event in the “Science in the Movies” series which is organized and sponsored by the Science Communicators of North Carolina […]

Journalism Conference to Explore ‘Climate City’

SCONC has secured an Idea Grant from the National Association of Science Writers to host MEASURE LOCALLY, RESPOND GLOBALLY,  a two-day conference for journalists in Asheville, August 15 and 16, 2016. We’ll see a NOAA data repository in downtown Asheville that is one of the world’s largest collections of weather and climate data, including hand-written weather records from […]

Science on the Campaign Trail – April 13, 7 p.m. The Frontier

SCIENCE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL  A signature North Carolina Science Festival event  7 pm April 13 @ The Frontier in RTP Hosts: The North Carolina Newsroom Cooperative and Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC)  If facts are the first casualty in a campaign, science may be the subject with the highest body count. False assumptions, misleading data, inaccurate claims abound […]

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The Story Behind the Story

Duke Science & Society’s Distinguished Speakers Series welcomes award-winning New York Times journalist Gina Kolata 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education Great Hall (Reception to Follow) RSVP –  

Science In the Movies

SCONC invites you to attend SCIENCE IN THE MOVIES Monday, March 14 7 p.m. Hunt Library Auditorium on NC State’s Centennial Campus A panel of scientists and a film scholar will share and discuss clips from some of Hollywood’s best space and space exploration movies — both serious and not: A Trip to the Moon […]

Oct. 17 Panel on Women in STEM

The Chapel Hill AAUW invites educators, parents, students and local employers to join us on October 17, 10-11:30 AM at the Chapel Hill Public Library to learn more about how we can successfully engage girls and young women in the study and professional practice of STEM. A panel of local public school educators and university STEM program […]

Book Event: Shipman’s Handbook for PIOs

Please join SCONC on Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the launch of Matt Shipman’s Handbook for Science Public Information Officers. Mr. Shipman is a public information officer at North Carolina State University. The event will be held at Tra’Li Irish Pub and Restaurant in Morrisville. Whether sharing a spectacular shot from a deep-space […]

Pizza Lunch: Cyber-Dogs and Robo-Roaches!

Our next pizza lunch features Alper Bozkurt, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He makes “biobots” — cockroaches and trained dogs wirelessly guided by microsystems that provide neural stimulation and physiological monitoring. The result is a “cyber-physical working animal.” Noon, Thursday, Sept. 17 At the Frontier in RTP Park Center […]

Science at the Smithsonian – from the Giant Magellan Telescope to the Biodiversity of Myanmar

***This event is free and open to the public.*** Science at the Smithsonian: From the Giant Magellan Telescope to the Biodiversity of Myanmar A Talk by Under Secretary John Kress   Friday, Sept 5 4:30 pm 004 Sanford Bldg., Duke University RECEPTION TO FOLLOW The Smithsonian Institution is home to nine research centers and numerous […]

What? Whaaaaat?

Sad news, SCONCS, our listserv’s host has gone to that great cloud in the sky, taking our preferred email channel with it. Anton is working on rescuing the old mailing list and actively seeking a replacement that will allow us to continue posting events and job openings. Watch this space for updates.

NC State Sciences Lectures

Explore the origins of the universe and the mysteries of animal behavior at NC State’s College of Sciences during the week of April 10. The two lectures are part of the Year One Events Series celebrating the new college, which launched in 2013 and brought together NC State’s people and programs in the biological, physical […]

ADDF Seeks Communications Manager

Communications Manager New York, NY Job Description: The Communications Manager is primarily responsible for writing and editing content that conveys the objectives and promise of ADDF’s research programs and donor engagement initiatives, always with the goal of building the Foundation’s base of support. The Communications Manager will help meet the Foundation’s writing and communications needs […]

Take Phase II Survey

In August, 2013, I started conducting a wide online survey of science journalists and bloggers to better understand why and how science research is translated into news. Nearly 1,000 science journalists and bloggers participated in this survey last year. As a continuation of a science communication project for my PhD research at Louisiana State University, I am now […]

NCAS 111th Annual Meeting March 28-29

The NC Academy of Science (NCAS) will be hosting its 111th annual meeting in Raleigh on March 28-29th (Friday evening and Saturday) in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. This year’s theme is “Applying Evolution to Medicine and the Environment.”  This conference is attended by students, faculty, and scientists who want to network and present their research to colleagues from all […]

Carolina Science Cafe Tonight 6pm

As the fracking debate heats up in North Carolina, many people have questions about this technology and how it could impact our state. Carolina Science Café invites you to examine those questions with Adrian Down of Duke University. CAROLINA SCIENCE CAFÉ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6-7 p.m. Back Bar, Top of the Hill, Chapel Hill […]

Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

The Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) along with support from a strong steering committee of regional partners will host the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference April 28-29, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. This will be a very interactive conference geared towards networking and exchange among stakeholders and decision makers throughout the region. Please join us and other practitioners, researchers, and staff from local, […]

College of Sciences at NC State Seeking Writer

The College of Sciences at North Carolina State University seeks a part-time, temporary science writer. The writer will work with the Director of Communications to identify, report and write stories on the College’s research, education, and outreach programs that appeal to a variety of audiences, including alumni, prospective students, parents, friends, peer institutions and industry.See […]

Contract Position Opening at EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Exposure Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, N.C., is seeking individuals who have earned their bachelor’s degree and completed one full year of study at the master’s level in pursuit of a degree in journalism, English, communications, or a related field of study, to provide scientific communications services under a contractual […]

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Seeking Research and Outreach Coordinator

The Genomics & Microbiology Laboratory at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences is seeking a research and outreach coordinator excited about the prospect of bringing real science to the visitors in our museum. This person will be part of a collaborative team of scientists and educators from the Museum spanning the Genomics & Microbiology Laboratory, […]

SAMSI Hosting Greg Fishel Dec. 4th

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) is pleased to be hosting Greg Fishel, Chief Meteorologist, as he gives a talk on “The Changing Climate of Weather Prognostication: The Irony of Uncertainty Leader to Better Forecasts” on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at the James B. Hunt Library on NCSU’s Centennial Campus. For […]

ScienceOnline Registration Opens November 14th

Registration for the eighth annual conference — we’re calling it ScienceOnline Together 2014 — will open tomorrow, Thursday, November 14 at 3 p.m. EST. Find conference details, and a link to the registration form, at

Similarities Between Lemur and Human Health

Duke Lemur Center – Thursday November 14th, 6:30pm Ever wonder what illnesses lemurs get? It turns out that what ails lemurs is often quite similar to what ails their human cousins. Join Dr. Cathy Williams, the Duke Lemur Center’s Senior Veterinarian to learn about some of the common medical problems seen in lemurs in captivity, and […]

Florida Sea Grant Seeking Communications Coordinator

Florida Sea Grant is seeking a dynamic communications professional who wants to help us tell the story of our outstanding research and extension programs. And we’ve extended our search deadline to give us the time to find the right individual! The communications coordinator is responsible for developing education, information and marketing products that support Florida […]

American Scientist’s Pizza Lunch Speaker Series, October 30th

We hope you can join us from noon until around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, for the next installment of American Scientist’s Pizza Lunch speaker series, when we’ll focus on Bartonella bacteria. For next week’s talk, we’re very pleased to welcome Edward Breitschwerdt as our speaker. Dr. Breitschwerdt is a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at […]

Job Openings at Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi/The Scientific Research Society, an international society that promotes excellence in research and also publishes American Scientist magazine, has two job openings based in RTP: 1) Manager of Communications 2) Manager of Membership and Chapter Services  Those who are interested in and experienced with science communication are more likely to be considered strongly.

UNC-Chapel Hill Seeking Director for Office of Research Communications

The Office of Research Communications at UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking a new director. Our office conveys the excitement of creativity, the rigors and risks of the quest for new knowledge, and the value and benefits of UNC research to the people of North Carolina and the world. Please check out the job posting and forward […]

The Camel Cricket Census

  We’d appreciate your help spreading the word about our Camel Cricket Census — a citizen science project from     You all probably recognize these giant leggy, jumpy beasts that inhabit the dark and damp corners of our homes — they live in our midst and yet (surprisingly) have not been well studied. In our […]

Penn Medicine Hiring Press Officer

The Medical Communications Officer (Press Officer) writes, distributes and generates media placements in appropriate media outlets regarding advances in clinical care and biomedical research being conducted at Penn Medicine. For more information:

NIEHS Seeking Writer/Editor

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview . The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) National […]

Hunt Leadership Fellows Program Director Sought

The Hunt Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan center affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was established in 2001 to help governors, state legislators, other elected officials, and school reform leaders develop effective public education policies and strategies. The Hunt Leadership Fellows is a new initiative of the Hunt Institute, designed to build […]

Public School Forum of NC Seeks Applicants for President/Executive Director

The Board of the Public School Forum of NC is searching for a new President/Executive Director. Their current leader, Jo Ann Norris, will be retiring from the position at such time as the Board employs a new President/Executive Director. In the meantime, Ms. Norris will continue the work of the Forum, and she will assist […]

Science Writers 2013

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SC SeaGrant Seeks Assistant Director for Development & Extension

SC SeaGrant (South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium) is seeking an Assistant Director for Development and Extension to be based in its administrative office in Charleston, South Carolina. The primary functions of this position are program development and extension program leadership and assistance to the executive director with overall management of the Consortium. The Consortium is a […]

NCBiotech Panel Discussion September 30th

On September 30 at 12:30pm, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is holding a panel discussion with science communicators, focusing on the job search.  The discussion is titled “Do You Have The Write Stuff?” The director of public relations at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Jim Shamp, will host a panel discussion with science communicators Cathy Clabby, […]

Scientific Grant Writer Opening at UNC NRI

Position Summary:  The scientific grant writer will work with UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) faculty researchers to develop grant applications and rewrite existing proposals for resubmission or submission to alternative funders/mechanisms.  He or she will also research and identify funding opportunities for NRI researchers, and collaborate with Institute leadership and researchers to develop multi-disciplinary proposals to support […]

Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Live Webcast

The 2013 Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony & Lectures will be streamed live from Harvard’s Sanders Theatre on Thursday, September 12. The 23nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony will introduce ten new Ig Nobel Prize winners. Each has done something that makes people laugh then think. The winners travel to the ceremony, at their own expense, from several continents. The […]

Duke Seeking Senior Public Relations Specialist

For job description and qualifications regarding this open position, please use this online posting:  

Survey Says….

Paige Brown is a PhD student in science communication at Louisiana State University. For her PhD project, she has created a survey that aims to answer questions related to how science research and press releases are translated into science news. By participating in this survey, which only takes 15 minutes to complete, you are helping communication […]

NC State Seeking Associate Director of Communication

The Office of Engineering Communications at NC State University is looking for an Associate Director of Communication. The job entails writing and editing for print, web and social media. The position serves as the associate editor of the biannual magazine, media relations manager, and head writer for the College of Engineering. For job posting details:

NC Science Festival Programs Coordinator Needed

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (MPSC), a unit within The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), is now accepting applications for a full-time, permanent position: the NCSCIFEST Statewide Programs Coordinator position. This posting can be accessed directly by applicants at

Duke Seeks Science Communicator

Duke is conducting a search for a science communicator.  The position is a full-time PIO spot – press releases, blog posts, social media, news tips, short video, training faculty etc. They are particularly interested in somebody with physical sciences chops: chemistry, physics, math, stats, computer science, big data. They are looking for compelling writing style, […]

Darden School of Business Seeking Senior Associate Dean for External Relations

The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia is conducting a search for a Senior Associate Dean for External Relations – Communications & Development.  This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual with a successful record of transformation, collaboration, and innovation with a passion for the mission of educating future leaders.  A position description can […]


An international consulting and services company is seeking associate technical writers in the Wilmington, Delaware and the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina area with a strong science background.  This position may require: – preparing and formatting documents for regulatory submission – coordinating and integrating scientific comments across project teams – preparing chemical labels or related […]

Wake Forest Innovations Seeks Freelance Writer

Wake Forest Innovations, the new commercialization arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has an immediate need for a talented freelance writer who is able to effectively and seamlessly blend science and marketing. They are specifically seeking a writer capable of developing white papers on laboratory, pre-clinical and other health topics directed toward industry experts and other B2B audiences. […]

EPA Seeking Contract Workers

EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory in the Research Triangle Park is seeking individuals at least 18 years of age who have received their Bachelors degree and completed 1 full year of study at the Masters level in pursuit of a degree in journalism, English, communications, or a related field of study to provide services under […]

NIEHS Seeking Public Affairs Specialist

NIEHS, located in beautiful Research Triangle Park, NC is looking for a talented public affairs specialist to join its communications team. The vacancy opens today, June 12, and closes on Monday, June 17th. Links to the full vacancy announcement are below. DE (for people who have never worked in the federal government) MP (for […]


June 10th was the official release date for the new book, THE SECRET WORLD OF RED WOLVES! The book’s website is:, and the UNC Press page for it is:  * * * * *  THE SECRET WORLD OF RED WOLVES takes readers on a journey into the field with red wolf biologists from the Fish […]

RTP 180° June 19th

Last month, #RTP180 trended on Twitter next to Paris Hilton. And got written up in Canada’s “Globe and Mail.” On June 19, we return in fine form — and we hope you’ve prepared yourselves for pirates, giant penguins and knowledge plundering. “RTP 180°” is a new event series here at RTP HQ that celebrates the […]

University of Pennsylvania Seeking Assistant Director for News

The central University Communications Office at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an Assistant Director for News.   The Assistant Director for News reports to the Director of Media Relations and will serve as co-editor of three e-newsletters (Penn News Today, Penn News Weekly and Penn News for Parents), review and edit writing assignments prepared […]

June Periodic Tables: Durham's Science Cafe Tonight

The Science of Psychopaths Misconceptions about psychopaths are widespread. In this talk, Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong will discuss what psychopaths really are and what we know about where they come from, what they do, how their brains are abnormal, which moral judgments they believe, and how they can and should be treated for their condition. Who: Dr. […]

2013 Farm to Fork Picnic is Sunday

June 9, 4-7 p.m. Breeze Farm, Hurdle Mills Press credentials: JJ Richardson, 919.527.9891 or Marisa Benzle, former CEFS apprentice, returns as Small Farm Unit manager If you want to put it in farming terms, you could say that the chicken has come home to roost.  When Marisa Benzle came to the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in 2010 for […]

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Seeking Director of Communications

  Position: Director of Communications Tracking Code: 218189-891 Job Location: La Jolla, California, United States For Job Description, Requirements and To Apply:

Tectonic Plates: Alamance County Science Cafe

Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm at Fat Frogg Bar and Grill in Elon, NC will be the final event of Spring 2013 for Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Cafe. It will feature Dr. Jim Fuller, a scientist at LabCorp, who will talk about “Human Cell Culture – One answer to the ethical dilemmas of human subject […]

UNC-TV Seeking Science Sustainability Stories

UNC-TV is looking for dynamic stories and personalities that highlight the intersection of science and sustainability in NC. Do you know an individual or an organization that is using science to further its sustainability goals?  If so, we’d love to hear from you. UNC-TV is partnering with five other public media stations from around the […]

Associate Editor Position at American Scientist

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, seeks a full-time Associate Editor for American Scientist magazine at the Society’s headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC. American Scientist is an interdisciplinary general science magazine reaching about 65,000 members of Sigma Xi, subscribers and newsstand purchasers. For more information:

UNC Seeking Science Communications Manager

UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine are recruiting a science writer. They are looking for an experienced curious writer, with a talent for translating science into lay language, to serve as a Science Communications Manager for UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine. The job title and description are as follows: Science […]

UNC-CH Project Needs Your Vote to Win Webby Award

  A student-led interactive multimedia project (home-grown at UNC-CH) has received international attention by being nominated to receive a Webby Award (Grammys of the Internet) in two categories. This is a huge honor, and we’re thrilled, but we need help to actually win. We’re tied for second, and there are TWO days left. Would you consider […]

Duke Law Seeking Executive Director of Communications

Duke University School of Law seeks an Executive Director of Communications to develop and lead a communications strategy that successfully promotes Duke’s identity as a national and international law school with unique momentum, vision, and ambition. In collaboration with the Dean, faculty and administration, the Director will identify the communications needs of the Law School, […]

NIH Seeks Writer-Editor

    The National Institutes of Health are seeking a Writer-Editor to: Provide high level consultation and direction to senior management on communicating politically sensitive or controversial materials and policies; Develop written products that articulate, interpret, and explain highly complex, potentially controversial, and important NIH policies, programs, and research findings; Serve as a resource on […]

NC New Schools Seeks Grant Writer

Seeking Development Coordinator Full-Time/Non-Telecommuter Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public, private grant opportunities in the area of education. Work is performed under direction of Director of Development with the majority of the work done independently. Essential […]

Be Part of the Adventure – NC Science Festival 2013

  The North Carolina Science Festival 2013 opened on Friday, April 5, with a Statewide Star Party — public skywatching sessions at more than 40 locations statewide. That was just the beginning. Through April 21st, the Festival becomes a 500-mile-wide celebration of all things science in North Carolina.   Among the highlights: regional science expos […]

NC State Seeks Director of Communications

     On July 1, 2013, the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences became part of NC State’s new, comprehensive College of Sciences. The College of Sciences is home to the university’s programs in biological sciences, chemical and physical sciences, mathematical and statistical sciences and earth-systems sciences. This new college was designed to enhance NC […]

Scope Academy April 13th @ NCSU

Registration is now open for Scope Academy 2013, the annual science outreach event of NC State University’s College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. This year’s event, which is Saturday, April 13, features a keynote lecture by Duke University’s Robert M. Califf, M.D. A renowned cardiologist and expert on clinical trials and health policy, Dr. Califf […]

Grants Information Manager Opening at Stowers Institute

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Grants Information Manager who will be responsible for all pre-award aspects of grant applications to the NIH and other national research funding agencies. Responsibilities include working closely with Principal Investigators to develop submissions for new and continuing grant applications; providing recommendations and expert advice […]

New NCDS to Sponsor Free Talk on Human Genomics

Save the Date, Spread the Word Dr. Eric Green Director National Human Genome Research Institute Acting Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health   10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Grumman Auditorium, Friday Center for Continuing Education 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599   Coffee and pastry reception […]

Sigma Xi Seeking Web Managing Editor

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, seeks a full-time Web Managing Editor for American Scientist magazine at the Society’s headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC. American Scientist is an interdisciplinary general science magazine reaching about 65,000 members of Sigma Xi, subscribers and newsstand purchasers. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have at least three years’ experience […]

Scope Academy Returns to NCSU April 2013

Scope Academy 2013 Online registration now open for NC State’s premier science education outreach event The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at NC State University is proud to announce the return of Scope Academy, an event that provides science fans of all ages and backgrounds with a unique look at how science and mathematics […]

Information Science Networking Night @ UNC

Join the current Information Science Masters & Bachelors students of UNC’s School of Information & Library Science for a Friday meet-and-mingle event in lovely Carrboro. Meet SILS‘ latest class of future information professionals, who are exploring fields like user experience design, data analytics, bioinformatics, digital preservation, and game development. Share advice, build your network, and recruit for […]

UNC-TV Seeks Educational Consultant

UNC-TV QUEST Project: EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT (JOURNEY) – UNC-TV, RTP, NC seeks an Educational Consultant to work on the QUEST Beyond Local Project, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.  Quest is an award-winning multimedia science and environment series created by KQED in San Francisco.  QUEST Beyond Local expands the QUEST project to content being produced […]

Periodic Tables: Durham's Science Cafe March 12th

The Highs and Lows of Alcoholism: The Rise of the Dark Side  Join us for a discussion on the highs and lows of alcoholism with Dr. Thomas Kash, Assistant Professor in the  Department of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Kash will discuss his research on how long-term chronic drinking alters […]

World Federation Seeking Executive Director

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is an international federation of 44 national associations of science and technology journalists from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe and two associate members. It is a non-profit corporation and the leading actor in making science journalism a strong contributor to better informed and democratic societies. The WFSJ is recruiting […]

Tonight 7pm – 'Science Talks' Lecture @ Museum of Natural Sciences

Dianne Glave will be giving a lecture at the Museum of Natural Sciences at 7:00. She’ll discuss African Americans’ environmental heritage, the subject of her recent book,Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage. More details here: The event is part of the museum’s Science from a Personal Perspective series, supported by the […]

NCSU MEAS Hosts Seminar on Recent Dinosaur Discoveries

The Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at the North Carolina State University will be hosting a seminar March 11th from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm at 1216 Jordan Addition.  Ken Lacovara, Ph.D, Associate Professor for the Department of Biology at Drexel University (hosted by M. Schweitzer), will be speaking about:   Giants […]

Lecture on Public Health Impact of Air Pollution and Climate Change

SAMSI is hosting a group that is putting on a public lecture, which is part of the Simons Foundation Public Lecture Series.  Dr. Francesca Dominici, the Professor of Biostatistics in the Harvard School of Public Health and Associate Dean of Information Technology will be speaking at the UNC Friday Center in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, April […]

Deadline Extended for NASW Workshop Proposals

Do you have a cool idea for a workshop for science writers? Would you like to hang out with like-minded science writers for a few days in warm, sunny Florida in November? Then go to and submit your workshop idea for the National Association of Science Writers annual meeting, aka ScienceWriters 2013. The details: Science Writers […]

Evolutionary Medicine Lecture – March 18th

Come to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on Monday March 18 from 7-8pm and learn how evolution can help doctors understand and treat disease. Yale’s Stephen Stearns explains, focusing on two issues in particular — autoimmune disease and cancer. FREE. Refreshments will be served. For more information:

Science Photo Walk @ Duke – Friday, March 1st

Join us Friday, March 1, 2-4PM on a photo walk featuring Duke’s many labs and research sites, including the Canine Cognition Center, colorful greenhouses and the newly-opened Mary Trent Semans Center for medical education.   Get a behind-the-scenes look at Duke’s cutting-edge technology and showcase your photography talent —  all you need is a camera phone to […]

Brain Awareness Week @ Duke: March 2-9, 2013

Join the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences for the fourth annual Brain Awareness Week @ Duke, March 2-9, 2013. Family-friendly Open House Saturday, March 2, 1-4 p.m. Duke University, Durham Public Talk: “Poetic Potential In Autism: Neurodiversity’s Unexpected Boon” Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m. Fullsteam Brewery, Durham Public Talk: “Monkey Friends: What Primate Social Networks Teach Us […]

IntraHealth Seeking Graphic Designer Consultant

IntraHealth International is seeking a graphic designer for a short-term consultancy. The deadline for applications is February 24. Scope of work: Info on consulting at IntraHealth:

John M. Belk Educational Endowment Seeking Executive Director

The John M. Belk Educational Endowment is a private foundation partnering with results oriented post-secondary institutions and programs in North Carolina.  The mission of the JMBEE is to empower the next generation by creating and enhancing post-secondary educational opportunities in NC and to help all motivated, purpose-driven individuals to harness the power of higher education. The […]

NC Dept of Commerce Seeking Web Content Manager

The NC Dept of Commerce is looking for a Web Content Manager.  See this link for the details:

EPA Hiring Student Contractors

EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory in the Research Triangle Park is seeking individuals at least 18 years of age who have completed a Master’s degree in journalism, English, communications, or a related field of study to provide services under a contractual agreement to assist the NERLs Communications Team.  The student contractor must have received their […]

Science Writers 2013 Seeking Proposals/Volunteers

Get involved with ScienceWriters2013: Submit your workshop proposal by March 1 Did you know that the content of NASW’s annual professional development workshops is entirely volunteer and member-driven? Are you interested in helping choose the NASW workshop sessions for the ScienceWriters2013 meeting or even proposing a session of your own? The meeting will be in […]

110th Annual Meeting of the NC Academy of Science

You are invited to the 110th annual meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science on April 5-6th at UNC-Pembroke. This is the meeting for everyone who is interested in or passionate about science in North Carolina! The quality presentations of the young scientists from the Student and Collegiate Academies are always impressive. There is […]

Freelance Science and Environmental Writers Needed

The American Chestnut Foundation is seeking experienced freelance science and environmental writers who can make complex scientific concepts understandable and entertaining for our 6,000 members. The Foundation, whose mission is to restore the American Chestnut to the Eastern Forests, wants to build a team of qualified freelance writers with backgrounds in forestry, biology, plant breeding […]

Periodic Tables: Durham's Science Cafe Tonight 7pm

Periodic Tables: Durham’s Science Cafe is Tonight! Remember, try to come early if you want a seat and a bite to eat before we kick things off at 7p! Cognitive Neuroscience, Privacy and Responsibility   Join Dr. Nita A. Farahany, a leading scholar on the ethical, legal, and social implications of biosciences and emerging technologies and a member of the […]

Periodic Tables: Durham's Science Cafe, December 11th

The Higgs Boson, Dark Matter and all that: Revolutionizing the Laws of the Universe with the LHC Why is the existence of the Higgs boson so important for our understanding of nature? And how does it affect the entire observable world around us? Join Dr. Ashutosh Kotwal for a discussion on the implications of this […]

Carolina Science Cafe, Dec. 6: Predicting Asteroid Strikes

What’s the likelihood that Apophis — or another near-Earth asteroid — could collide with Earth? Join Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at our next Carolina Science Cafe to discuss the science of predicting asteroid strikes. Dr. Chris Clemens, head of UNC’s physics and astronomy department, is our guest speaker. Carolina Science Cafe Thursday, Dec. 6, […]

Science as Story Festival – Tonight at UNC-CH

North Carolina Sea Grant is among the cosponsors of the Science as Story Festival that opened last night at UNC-CH. Tonight’s event will feature films from the Scientists with Stories program at UNC-CH and Duke. I hope you can join us!  I expect to be inspired! Details:

NCNG Seeking Executive Director

The North Carolina Network of Grantmakers (NCNG) is the state’s only forum for sharing information and promoting cooperation among grant makers investing in North Carolina. NCNG is committed to strengthening the impact and effectiveness of private foundations, corporate giving programs, donor advised fund holders, and community foundations. Through networking, learning, leading, and collaborating, grantmakers and foundations of all sizes and types benefit and find […]

Science Writer Needed – Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University seeks a talented science writer with five years of experience to write, edit, pitch and place news about faculty, staff, students and research in scientific, business, trade and general media. Qualified candidates must understand complex scientific information, theories and practices and translate these topics into clear, concise and accurate language that appeals […]

Let’s Roll the Credits on SciWri 12!

By Karl Leif Bates, Duke Research There’s always a great risk in calling people out by name for recognition, because you might leave someone worthy out. Yet we have no choice but to name the names behind ScienceWriters 2012 because some tremendously selfless and energetic performances went into it. I remember it quite clearly: Russ Campbell […]

Science Fair Project Ideas Needed Today 3:30pm

Short notice, but we’d like to invite you to a brainstorming session hosted by Rob Dunn et al. at NCSU today (Wednesday, Nov 14) at 3:30p in 123 David Clark Labs – Our goal: Come up with a list of science fair projects that will give kids the opportunity to do real science and make […]

Periodic Tables: Durham's Science Cafe Tonight at 7pm

Ready for some REEL science? Join us for an evening of short evolution-themed films, each one three minutes or less. Take a journey with Darwin through the animal kingdom, and pick up a few dating tips along the way. Meet an extinct order of marine mammals that lived millions of years ago in California, and […]

Grant Writing Opportunity @ Impulsonic

I am writing to advertise grant writing opportunity at a UNC startup, Impulsonic. We are looking for a grant writer to help us write a grant proposal to National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase I and potentially another proposal for Rapid Innovation Fund to Army/Navy. Strong technical writing skills are needed and any prior experience in writing […]

Morrill Act Celebration Nov 7th

NC State celebrates the Morrill Act on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. at the McKimmon Center. The event includes an address by Chancellor Randy Woodson, Provost Warwick Arden, a reception, celebration cake and farm-to-fork food. The event is free and open to the public. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act 150 […]

Carolina Science Cafe Tonight 6pm

Researchers at UNC are studying the bacteria that cause pneumonic plague, and William Goldman, Ph.D., will share their findings at the next Carolina Science Cafe, presented by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Thursday, Nov. 1 6-7 p.m. Back Bar, Chapel Hill (behind Top of the Hill restaurant) The program is free and open to the […]

Oh My Gosh, that was fun!

Thanks for coming to North Carolina, ScienceWriters 2012!  We’re all a bit wiped out right now from the effort, but watch this space for more complete coverage and a HUUUUUGE list of thank you’s to all the great people who helped make this meeting the best ever.

Earthworm / Vermicomposting Conference

Join us for a conference about earthworm farming and commercial vermicomposting taught by industry experts. This conference is for beginners or seasoned earthworm farm operators. November 5-6, 2012 (Monday/Tuesday) Chapel Hill, North Carolina UNC – William and Ida Friday Center Redbud Room Monday Registration opens 7:15 AM Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 […]

Communications Specialist Needed

UNC’s Office of Research Communications has reopened their search for a communications specialist (full-time, permanent). The job primarily involves writing for the Endeavors and UNC Research web sites (feature-length stories, blog posts, and short articles about research and creative activity at Carolina) and promoting/disseminating work that the office produces. If you’re interested, don’t delay: applications have […]

Carolina Science Cafe, Thursday Oct. 4th

Dr. Stan Riggs discusses the effects of sea level rise on North Carolina’s barrier islands at October’s Carolina Science Cafe, hosted by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and sponsored by Sigma Xi. Carolina Science Cafe Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 7 p.m. Back Bar, Top of the Hill restaurant, Chapel Hill FREE Dr. Riggs is Distinguished […]

Lunch with a Scientist at SciWri12

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Welcome to North Carolina, Friends!

ScienceWriters 2012 has arrived! This annual joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is going to be busy but fun, with tours around the Triangle, engaging social events, and two days of inspiring science talks to mark the 50th meeting of the CASW’s New Horizons briefing. […]

Grant Writers Needed – Center for Women’s Health Research

Are you a skilled word-smith with a medical writing background? Do you have experience with women’s health issues? If so we’d love to talk to you. The Center for Women’s Health Research is developing a pool of grant writers to call upon when our principal investigators have proposals that need polishing. Work may include simple […]

USDA Open Forum @ NCSU – October 9th

OPEN FORUM & LISTENING SESSION with Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, USDA NIFA Director October 9, 2012, Centennial Campus, NCSU AGENDA 9:00 am Introduction by CALS Dean Richard Linton 9:05 am Open Forum with NCSU Faculty, postdoctorals, students & Staff 10:15 am Open Forum with NCSU Administrators & Stakeholders 11:30 am Concludes LOCATION Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center […]

Tonight’s Periodic Tables: Durham’s Science Cafe 7pm

Bahamas Blue Holes: The Predictability of Evolution Join Dr. Brain Langerhans as he shares his research in the Bahamas on the predictability of evolution. For more info check out this recent article. Who: Dr. Brian Langerhans, Assistant Professor of Biology, NC State University Where: Broad Street Cafe, 1116 Broad Street, Durham When: Tuesday, September 11th @7pm (2nd Tuesday […]

Science Communicators of NC (SCONC) Pizza Lunch Sept 25

Please join us for our first SCONC co-organized pizza lunch at Sigma Xi! The first pizza lunch of this season is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, starting at noon.  Sukanta Basu, associate professor in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at NC State, will speak about wind power and his associated research.  An […]

Communication Specialist Needed – Asheville

Public Communication Specialist – CICS-NC Posting Number:  20110656SP Position Number:  00102835 The Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) is a research institute formed through a consortium of academic, non-profit and community organizations with leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) on behalf of the University of […]

A Taste of Science – Thursday, August 30th

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Downtown Raleigh presents new Thursday evening programming: A Taste of Science The Daily Planet Café, corner of Jones and McDowell Streets 7:00 pm Aug. 30 The Science of Beer with New Belgium Brewery In conjunction with Raleigh Beer Week , this presentation will feature a special, ticketed food-and-beer pairing menu. $20 […]

EPA Job Opening – Communications

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Research Triangle Park has a job opening (full or part-time) for a good writer with communications skills who has received at least a Bachelor’s degree within the last two years or who is currently enrolled in school. The student will be part of a science communication team that […]

UNC-Public Communications Specialist Job Opening (full-time)

UNC’s Office of Research Communications has a job opening for a public communications specialist (full-time, permanent). The job primarily involves writing for the Endeavors and UNC Research web sites and promoting/disseminating work that the office produces. If interested, applications have to be received by 5:00 on Wednesday, August 29. More information can be found at .

NC State Research Showcase

NC State College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (PAMS) is hosting a unique research showcase in September. NC State faculty have been solving real-world challenges since our founding 125 years ago. Researchers from the university’s College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (PAMS) will be taking that legacy to the next level this fall when they […]

Carolina Science Cafe, August 23rd – Clues to Autism

 is hosting a 2nd Carolina Science Cafe this month.   Dr. Joseph Piven will discuss his research on autism and brain development: Thursday, Aug. 23, 6-7 p.m. Back Bar, Top of the Hill restaurant, Chapel Hill   Dr. Piven is director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities and editor in chief of The Journal […]

ScienceWriters 2012 Registration Now Open!

Registration for ScienceWriters 2012 is now open! Visit the registration page to get signed up and then head over to the program to read about all the great workshops, panels, and tours planned during the conference. Information about travel and accommodations can be found here and people are already using the #SciWri12_room hashtag to find roommates. Once you’re registered, […]

Creative Fundraising Ideas

Lacking funds for a project?  Well, try some of these ideas to raise some dough. 1. Kickstarter ( ) is a funding platform for creative projects which allows people to rally around and support the ideas of friends, colleagues or even people you don’t know.  Every project is independently crafted, put to all-or-nothing funding, and supported by friends, […]

PeriodicTables: Durham’s Science Cafe Aug 14th

Traffic Cops of the Genome Scientists have long known that the environment – what we eat, where we live, work and play, what we are exposed to – plays an important role in shaping our health. The mechanisms explaining this relationship have been more challenging to uncover. Complete sequencing of the human genome opened the […]

Grant Opportunities NC Biotech Center

New grant opportunities are updated each Friday on the North Carolina Biotechnology Center website.  Focus is mostly in disease or bioscience related research, but general foundation opportunities are sometimes found.

Princeton, Entry-Level Media Specialist Job Opening

Media Specialist Department: Communications –875 Requisition Number: 1200506 Princeton University seeks a creative, energetic and responsible Media Specialist to share the stories of one of the world’s premier institutions with its external and internal audiences. This entry-level position is part of the News Ed team in the Office of Communications, which oversees coverage of the […]

Duke School, Communications Manager Position Available

Duke School, located in Durham, N.C., a progressive PS-8 independent school seeks a communications manager.   The manager, who will report to the Director of Advancement, is responsible for the communication and marketing initiatives of the school.  Working in tandem with the advancement team, the manager produces the weekly newsletter, manages the website, and oversees the […]

Duke, Communicat​ions Specialist (science blogger) Position Available

Seeking Communications Specialist to work on the MedicineNews blog ( and other Duke Department of Medicine websites.  Find details at by searching for req#400633134.  If interested apply through the Duke system, but also send your resume directly to Anton Zuiker at .

ScienceWriters2012 is almost here!

Registration for the ScienceWriters 2012 conference in downtown Raleigh opens August 15, and by golly, we’re almost ready for it! This meeting offers tremendous exposure for North Carolina science. To have these tastemakers here and to show them some impressive stuff (and a good time) will benefit this region for years to come. The conference […]

Job Opening: Director of News and Publications University of Florida Academic Health Center

SUMMARY OF POSITION ROLE/RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs media relations, crisis communications, the assigning and editing of print and video news releases and news-related web content, social media, faculty media training and the production of an array of print and electronic collateral for UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center (AHC), which includes six health-related colleges, five […]

Sigma Xi RTP Chapter Brown Bag Lunch Series Starts August 9th

Sigma Xi’s RTP Chapter is excited to announce the opening presentation of their Brown bag Lunch series on Thursday, August 9th at 12pm! Please come to Sigma Xi Headquarters at 3106 East NC Highway 54, RTP for a free, catered lunch and a wonderful presentation by Dr. Alan Karr, Director of the National Institute of Statistical […]

Carolina Science Cafe…Sir Walter Raleigh’s First Colony:Pioneering Science In Coastal Carolina

With the help of a map at the British Museum, researchers are learning about a possible fate for the “Lost Colony” settlers, and they’re also learning about the team of explorers, scientists and cartographers whom Sir Walter Raleigh recruited to explore and record the “New World.” Join Morehead Planetarium and Science Center for our next […]

Medical Center Seeking Individual with Grant Writing Experience

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) is seeking an individual with grant writing experience, preferably with standard science and clinical grant venues (e.g. NIH, NSF, AHRQ, etc.), and a strong science background for a potential freelance writing opportunity. The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Translational Science Institute is developing a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) proposal to […]

Nobel Laureate Dr. Phillip Sharp to headline Stewards of the Future Conference at NC State University

Nobel Laureate and distinguished MIT professor Dr. Phillip A. Sharp and Juan Enriquez, best-selling author and leading authority on the global impact of life sciences, will headline the conference “Stewards of the Future: Research for Human Health and Global Sustainability” at North Carolina State University. The public event, which is designed to foster research collaborations […]

Upcoming Lectures/Events

Computer scientist and pioneer of high-speed molecular dynamics simulations to speak at Carolina David E. Shaw’s special-purpose supercomputer could help researchers understand malfunctions underlying many diseases. CHAPEL HILL, NC–Understanding how protein molecules move could resolve longstanding scientific questions and help researchers design a new generation of lifesaving drugs. But molecular simulations of proteins are so […]

ScienceWriters 2012 – Oct. 26-30

North Carolina is going to be the proud host of the ScienceWriters 2012 meeting, Oct. 26-30 at the Raleigh Convention Center and environs.  I hope all of you can be involved in some way. (Program details, so far: Please plan to attend the “New Horizons in Science” portion of the meeting on Sunday and Monday […]

"GlobalClimate Change: A Primer" with Dr. Orrin Pilkey

Carolina Science Café “GlobalClimate Change: A Primer” with Dr. Orrin Pilkey Thursday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m. Back Bar, Top of the Hill restaurant, Chapel Hill Is climate change a real issue? How could it impact life in North Carolina? Dr. Orrin Pilkey addresses these questions and more during Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s Carolina Science […]

American Scientist Pizza Lunch 31 January

UNAIDS 2010 Report on the global AIDS epidemic. Available from: Hi all. At noon on Tuesday, Jan. 31, come hear physician-researcher David Margolis talk about his march “Towards a Cure for AIDS.” Margolis is the principal investigator of a $32 million, NIH-funded project attempting to purge HIV from people infected with the virus. That would be what hopeful doctors […]

Upcoming Events from the local American Medical Writers Association

How do you market yourself as a freelancer? January 26 | 6:30pm | An Cuisine, 2800 Renaissance Park Place, Cary Join us as Tara Hun-Dorris, owner of THD Editorial, Inc., and the publisher of the Peer Referral Network Web site for pharmaceutical consultants, shares tips and tricks to add to your freelancing toolbox! Here’s what […]

Watch This Space – ScienceWriters 2012!

UPDATED – Dec. 19, 2011 to reflect policy on admission to both conferences. (see below) SCONCs and friends: We’re next in line to host ScienceWriters 2012, a joint session combining the annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the 50th annual New Horizons Briefing hosted by the Council for the Advancement of […]

American Scientist Pizza Lunch – 10/25

Misha Angrist is a geneticist and writer on the faculty at Duke University who in 2007 was the fourth subject in Harvard geneticist George Church’s Personal Genome Project. Yep, his entire genome was sequenced and is now a public document. One thing that resulted is his 2010 book Here is a Human Being: At The […]

Win a travel award for best evolution-themed blog post

Application deadline: December 1, 2011 Are you a blogger who is interested in evolution? For the third year in a row, the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) is offering two travel awards to attend ScienceOnline2012, a science communication conference to be held January 19-21, 2012, at North Carolina State University. The awards offer the opportunity […]

Pizza Lunch is Back

After so much lethal destruction this summer in North Carolina, in the Midwest—even in western Massachusetts—you may be more curious than ever about tornadoes. At our first Pizza Lunch talk of the 2011–2012 season, come here N.C. State University atmospheric scientist Matt Parker describe just what happens “Inside the VORTEX” at noon, Tuesday Sept. 27, at Sigma […]

Doing Science in the Open

You’re invited to a talk on October 4 by Michael Nielsen, who will be speaking on Doing Science in the Open. Nielsen is one of the pioneers of quantum computation, and recently has been working on a book called Reinventing Discovery and advocating for a more open scientific culture. In this talk, he will be discussing the history […]


Please join us on tonight (Thursday, Aug. 4) at the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (21 TW Alexander Drive, RTP). It’s been a while since we’ve gathered to chat, share ideas, and swap tales. Rob Dunn will be on hand to discuss his latest book The Wild Life of Our Bodies. My suggested timeline looks like this: […]

Job Board

The Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) is seeking an outreach and communications specialist to assist in efforts to improve regional capacity to cope with climate variability and change.  CISA is part of the NOAA-funded Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program. CISA is committed to improving the range, quality, relevance, and accessibility of climate information […]

The Wild Life of Our Bodies

Rob Dunn’s new book The Wild Life of Our Bodies is now out.  He was recently interviewed on Radio in Vivo by Ernie Hood.  DOWNLOAD From the publisher: The Wild Life of Our Bodies tells the stories of our changing relationships with other species (be they worms, bacteria or tigers). In doing so, it considers questions […]

Myron Cohen at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Dr. Myron Cohen is leading a $73 million study on HIV transmission. His research team has just announced a major breakthrough in reducing HIV transmission — here’s one example of the news coverage [LINK] Please join us to meet Dr. Cohen and learn about his research. Carolina Science Cafe is Thursday, July 7 — it […]

From the Vault: SCONC Celebrates Darwin's 200th Birthday

From 20 November 2009: In what was a long overdue celebration, the Science Communicators of North Carolina headed to the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NASCent) to celebrate the birthday (and publication of The Origin of Species) of Charles Darwin. SCONC was treated to a trio of fascinating presentations on ice age sabertooth cats, nifty little […]

Rob Dunn at the NC Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh

Oh man, am I on a roll with the posts today.  I first saw Rob Dunn during one of the American Scientist’s Pizza Lunch when he was talking about his first book.  He now has a second and is at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for a book release party and other festivities.  See […]

SCONC, Bulls and Bison

Last week (June 23), saw a bunch of SCONCs descending upon the Durham Bulls vs. the Buffalo Bison.  The Bulls won in convincing fashion and the SCONCs had an opportunity to introduce family members and chat while hopping seats on the first base side.  SCONC President Ernie Hood passed along these photos.  [SCONC photos] Also, […]

Upcoming Events

This Thursday night (2/24/2011) at 9:30 p.m., UNC-TV (North Carolina Public Television) will screen a documentary profiling North Carolina environmental heroes.

American Scientist’s February Pizza Lunch

Come hear Anne Pusey, chair of evolutionary anthropology and a James B. Duke professor at Duke, speak at noon Wed., Feb 23 at Sigma Xi.